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Old 31 August 2013, 19:35   #11
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It depends what weight you intend to carry and what you want to do with it. 10 hp may well be very sufficient one up, but maybe not if your wanting to tow toys with five on board
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Old 31 August 2013, 22:31   #12
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Generally it will be used on rivers with up to 5 adults but used of shore with 3 max, I'm still a novice on the sea and don't go out to far yet. Of course the the issue is, is the 1500 price tag over the top for this outfit as is
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Old 01 September 2013, 04:19   #13
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Your looking at it the wrong way.

If you spend 1,350 on a Tohatsu 25hp for example, you'd get back maybe 995 from your current Yamaha 9.9hp so its only a few hundred quid upgrade.

Now if only you could find a nice, 2005 Tohatsu 25hp for sensible money
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Sounds a reasonable package price but having owned a Honwave 380 with a 20hp motor (thats its max rating), consider trading in the Yam for a 15 or 20hp.
The design and size of the Honwave means there is quite a lot of boat in the water, and it might be difficult to get it planing with 2 pax and a 9.9.
I am sure you are aware, but if you view the boat, check the floor holds air at max pressure as they are notorious for flexing otherwise.
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Old 01 September 2013, 13:46   #15
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A big thanks to everyone who gave advice it was a big help I can safely say with out it I would have just dived in a bought it and been disappointed with the performance I'm not saying it is not a good outfit just not for me. I've decided to find another and will make sure it right first time. Easy to say when that last outfit fit my budget and ticked all boxes. I need a sib I think one that is 3.8 ish and an engine that suits lol more chance of winning the lottery, it just takes time. Thanks again Thumbs
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Old 03 September 2013, 12:42   #16
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More brain picking I am looking at two potential boats one is the honwave t38ie2 with a 15hp yam 2 or a seapro 3 50 with a Tohatsu 25. 4 any advice from you lords of inflatable water craft would be welcome. Thumbs
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Both great packages. The Honda may be slightly underpowered but should still get on the plane with 2 or 3 on board. Its a great stowaway sib package.

Not sure exactly which Seapro you are looking at, I didnt think they inported a 350 into the UK, bit worried about engine size and weight, 25hp 4 stroke on a 3.5m sib will be heavy but very fast

I think the deciding factor for me would be how you are going to transport it, if its by trailer go for the Seapro because at over 70kg I wouldnt want to be lifting that engine. If its rolled up in a boot go for the Honda.
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Old 03 September 2013, 13:17   #18
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The seapro just says seapro HD 3.51m comes on a trailer but am I right it dose fold away? Never considered that. I like the look of both. I have been told that the honwaves do suffer from seem leaks? But ether case it must fold away on occasions. That 25 is a heavy beast. Roll eyes
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I have had 3 Honwaves (2.7 and 3.2 V air decks and a 4m alloy deck) and I didnt have any leaks from them at all.

The Seapro will fold away, buts it will take longer and weigh more than the Honda. If its on a trailer, go for the Seapro, it will be a nice package.
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Dare i ask if you considered the Aerotec.? Takes up to a max 25 2s.
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